2020 School Board Election Information

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE OXFORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION? 

There are three - four year term positions beginning January 1, 2021 for the Oxford Community Schools District Board of Education. Information below is provided by the Oakland County Elections Division.


WHERE TO FILE 
Local School District Board Members file and, if applicable, withdraw their candidacy with the Oakland County Elections Division.


WHAT TO FILE
Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing 
All candidates must submit an Affidavit of Identity when filing for office. Under Public Act 394 of 1984, a candidate who fails to file an Affidavit of Identity as required cannot be placed on the ballot. PA 217 of 1999 requires any candidate filing an Affidavit of Identity to state on the form that at the date the affidavit was executed, “all statements, reports, late filing fees, and fines required of the candidate or any candidate committee organized to support the candidate’s election under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act have been filed or paid”. Therefore, a candidate may not have any outstanding notices of Failure to File or late fees with any filing official in the State. 

Nominating Petition or Filing Fee
School districts with 10,000 or more in population according to the most recent Federal census require a minimum of 40 signatures; maximum of 100 signatures from qualified and registered electors of the school district OR a $100.00 nonrefundable filing fee.   
Candidates must use School District Nominating Petitions if filing nominating petition signatures in lieu of the $100.00 nonrefundable filing fee. 


WHEN TO FILE
Interested Local School District Board Member candidates must file their petition with the Oakland County Elections Division no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. 


CANDIDATES WHO WISH TO WITHDRAW
 
Candidates must withdraw, in writing, with their filing official by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. 


FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
A candidate who wishes to seek election as a Local School District Board Member with write-in votes must file a Declaration of Intent with the appropriate filing official no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. 


QUALIFICATIONS
Each candidate must be a citizen of the United States, and a qualified and registered elector of the school district he/she seeks to represent by the filing deadline.
  

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions regarding the election of Local School District Board Members, please do not hesitate to contact:
Oakland County Elections Division 
1200 North Telegraph Rd., Dept. 417 
Pontiac,  MI 48341-0417
Phone:  (248) 858-0564   Email: elections@oakgov.com